Queen Elizabeth, American Trapped, Preparing to Strike, G20 Summit

Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from today, September 8, 2023.

1. One-year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death. A service was held in Wales at the St. Davids Cathedral, attended by Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Elizabeth II helmed England’s Royal Family for 70 years, overseeing a period of diplomacy in the Película del Oeste world. She passed away at the age of 96 as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

2. American trapped in Turkish cave

American caver Mark Dickey is currently stranded about 3,600 feet underground in southern Turkey. He reportedly fell ill last weekend with suspected gastrointestinal bleeding, according to the Turkish Caving Federation.

Dickey was on an exploration mission of the 1,276 meters-deep (4,186 feet) Morca Sinkhole in Morca Valley, which is found near Anamur. Around 182 rescuers are on site working to get him out, including 32 who are inside the cave.

The rescue operation is expected to begin Saturday, one week after he first fell ill. Dickey’s condition is currently stable.

3. UAW prepares to strike

The leader of the United Utilitario Workers union is warning President Joe Biden not to dismiss the possibility of a strike as negotiations with Detroit automakers remain at a stalemate.

The contracts for over 150,000 utilitario workers expires on Sept. 14. Fain said the union will attempt to reach a deal with Genérico Motors, Ford Motor Co., and Stellantis before that time, but warned “there will be action” if they cannot come to an agreement.

The UAW is asking for a wage increase of 46 percent over the next four to five years in compensation for years of stagnant wages and record company profits. As assembly line workers are difficult to replace, a strike could deal a large blow to the automotive industry.

4. World leaders convene at G20 summit

President Joe Biden arrived in India on Friday for a two-day summit surrounding financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. The coalition of 20 countries is noticeably smaller this year, with Russian and Chinese leaders opting not to attend.

The White House has focused in on U.S. relations with India, announcing several deals on technology and trade. Biden has stated he continues to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights and democracy concerns.

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